Cognitive Linguistics: Basic Readings

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Mouton de Gruyter, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 485 pages
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Cognitive Linguistics: Basic Readings is specifically designed for an introductory course in Cognitive Linguistics. It brings together twelve foundational articles by leading figures in the field, each of which introduces one of the basic concepts of Cognitive Linguistics, like conceptual metaphor, image schemas, mental spaces, construction grammar, prototypicality and radial sets. Thecollectionis supported by an introduction to the theory and, specifically, the practice of Cognitive Linguistics and by trajectories for further reading that start out from the individual chapters.

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  • Each of the twelve articles introduces one of the basics concepts of the cognitive linguistics
  • Contributions by reknown linguistics (George Lakoff, Ron Langacker, Len Talmy, Gilles Fauconnier, Charles Filmore) and influential younger scholars
  • Specifically designed for an introductory course in cognitive linguistics, currently one of the most broadly appealing and dynamic frameworks for the study of natural language
  • Helps students and beginning researchers through the addition of a general introduction to the theory and, specifically, the practice of cognitive linguistics, and through the specification of trajectories for further reading

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Dirk Geeraerts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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